Day one consists of 2-3 hours of classroom presentation covering different types of optics, trajectory, bullet coefficient, marksmanship fundamentals, safety rules, range estimation, reading wind values, and range commands between a shooter and spotter. On day two students will have the knowledge necessary for engaging targets out to 500 yards. The practical course of fire consists of approximately 5-6 hours on the range confirming the rifle zero, continued by engaging targets in the prone or bench rest position out to 500 yards. Challenging shooters even more by allowing them to ‘spot’ for others, and engage targets utilizing multiple body positions. Students are welcome to utilize any long rifle caliber, whether in a carbine style rifle or a bolt action rifle.
Students may utilize iron sights or red dots, but optics with magnification are STRONGLY suggested.
Must be lawfully allowed to train with firearms.
What this course covers
- Parallax, first focal plane versus second focal plane magnification assemblies, reticle types
- Difference between MIL and MOA
- Hold-off and adjustment techniques for wind-age and elevation
- Range estimation
- DOPE (Description of personal equipment/Description of previous engagements)
- Fundamentals of marksmanship
- Specific caliber selection, trajectory, bullet coefficient, and types of cartridges
- Body positions
- Cycle of function for specific long rifles
- Dry-fire drills for long rifles
Eye and ear protection
Note taking material in classroom and on the range
Range appropriate clothing (closed toe shoes, regular neck cut t-shirt)
MINIMUM of 120 rounds of rifle ammunition
Water and snacks